My anniversary is coming up, and my husband and I decided to buy a new love seat for our living room. It has been over 20 years since we purchased brand-new furniture and I was holding out until the kids were grown.
I would have liked to get a new couch as well, but my husband had purchased one at an auction a few months ago and he wasn’t ready to part with it. It is in very good shape, but unfortunately it is very outdated. He loves the recliners in it. Recliners were not something I was ever fond of, but I figure after 25 years of marriage I would let him have that victory for a little bit longer. I do have my eye on the matching couch to my love seat though.
We tried to find a love seat that matched the blue color of the couch, but it seems this outdated couch also has outdated upholstery. We decided to go with a color that matched the beige dots that were in the fabric of the old couch. We purchased a beige tweed love seat. It’s beautiful!
I was a little disturbed at the size and the color when we got it home. It seems very oversized compared to the couch and the rest of the room, well…, the styles are very different. I have to make it work!
We live in an old farm house and the living room is not very big. The furniture is placed in an “Up against the wall. Your under arrest.” sort of placement, and then some. The love seat floats in front of a player piano that nobody plays. The room would seem less cluttered and have more room if the piano was gone, but I don’t see that happening.
I am in the process of decluttering and eliminating a few patterns and colors that have crept into the room over time. We’ve gotten into sort of a rut. I’ve also started digging through my stash of fabrics for colors that would blend the love seat and couch together. Most of the Americana accents need to go. The cushion on a rocker needs a more neutral color and pattern, and the pillows need new covers and a little more fluff. I have always said you can never have too many pillows, but now I think maybe you can. LOL, I will need to get rid of some.
My craft room/office is off the living room. The doorway has no door, so I have a blue patterned curtain hanging from a tension rod. The curtain is a necessity to hide my craft supplies from view, and it also helps to keep the “bought” air in the living room. Remember, I said it is a farm house. It has lots of quirks. The curtain choice was a “make-do” with what I had, and was never intended to be permanent. I found a nice tan, faux suede in my stash. I think…I hope…I know it will work beautifully.
Then, of course, there are my piles of craft projects in process. Well, that is an easy fix. (sigh) I just need to be more organized. (Okay, that needs another sigh.)
I couldn’t bring myself to show photos of all areas of the living room. My pride won’t allow you too see how bad it has gotten, although I bet you can see my dust. My hope is that the new photos of the completed project(s) will redeem myself.